really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,552 miles

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2005 Dodge Dakota seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 042016


  • 102,086 miles


Takata recall. On 2/4/2016 I took my truck to courtesy Chrysler/Dodge/Ram located at 9207 adamo drive East in tampa, fl. The airbag inflator was replaced. As soon as I drove off of the dealer's lot I noticed that the seatbelt warning light and alarm would not turn off. I immediately returned to the dealership. The parts and service manager said the dealership was not responsible, although I explained that the problem did not exist before my visit to the dealership. The dealership said that they would have to order a new seat belt buckle at a cost of $125 + labor. I refused to order and pay for a part to fix a repair that did not exist prior to my visit. I was making an 11 hour drive the next day to start a new job and I needed to have the problem resolved. The parts and service manager was very unprofessional. I left the dealership. The seatbelt warning light and alarm still continue to go off and on although I always wear my seatbelt. Note that I called the Fiat Chrysler automobiles (fca) recall assistance center on 2/4/2016 after I returned from the dealer. I described the seatbelt problem but fca was just as uncaring as the dealer.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 312009


  • 7,400 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that when the ignition was turned to the on position and the driver side seat belt was latched, the driver side seat belt warning indicator illuminated intermittently. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the wiring under the seat was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 7,400.

- Jackson, MO, USA

problem #5

Jul 272015


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. While driving approximately 30 mph, the air bag and seat belt lights illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V313000 (air bags); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Desoto, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 072015


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The contact stated that when the vehicle was started, the air bag warning light was illuminated and when the seat belt was engaged the light remained illuminated. The contact stated the failure was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that seat belt receptacle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000. MA 9/22

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #3

Feb 202015


  • 74,381 miles
From about November 2010 until I delivered the truck to thornton road Chrysler Dodge to install recall P40, the airbag off and seat belt warnings, with or without a passenger, chimed and the warning lights lit up. Thornton road Chrysler installed recall P40 and recalibrated front seat sensors. After I left the dealer, before I was 100 yards from the parking lot, the warning chime and lights came on and they have not gone out since. I am too angry to call the dealer.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 302012


  • 65,000 miles
Passenger seat belt off and passenger air bag off warning lights light up intermittently; even when nothing is in the passenger seat. The warning lights light up for no reason.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

May 072005

Dakota 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Dodge Dakota was involved in a frontal collision. The passenger side air bag failed to deploy and the seat belts failed to lock. The driver hit his head on the steering wheel which knocked one of his teeth out.

- Belvidere , IL, USA

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